Tyler Toffoli
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Tyler Toffoli

Hometown:

Scarborough Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-04-24

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

2nd round (47th overall), 2010

Weight:

181 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2007-08: Tyler Toffoli was chosen seventh overall by the Ottawa 67's at the 2008 OHL Priority Selection.  Played for the Toronto Jr. Canadiens of the GTHL, where he was named MVP of the OHL Cup championship game.

2008-09: In his rookie season with the Ottawa 67's, Toffoli scored 17 goals and added 29 assists for 46 points in 54 games.  He added 8 points in seven 2009 OHL playoff games, scoring 2 goals and adding 6 assists.

2009-10: In 65 games for the 67's, Toffoli scored 37 goals and added 42 assists for 79 points.  He finished with a +25 rating and 54 penalty minutes.  In 12 playoff games, he scored 7 goals and added 6 assists for 13 points.  Toffoli played for Team Orr at the 2010 CHL Top Prospects Game.

2010-11: Toffoli made his pro hockey debut – appearing in one regular season game and five playoff contests for the AHL's Manchester Monarchs as an 18-year-old – following an outstanding season with the OHL's Ottawa 67's. Toffoli scored a goal in his only regular season contest with the Monarchs and in the five playoff games scored once and was -2 with 6 PMs. Toffoli skated in 68 games for the Ottawa 67's in his third OHL season and tied Kitchener's Jason Akeson (PHI) for the league lead with 108 points. Toffoli scored 57 goals with 51 assists and was a team-best +44 with 33 PMs as Ottawa finished first in the East Division. Toffoli scored 3 goals with 5 assists and was -4 with 4 PMs in Ottawa's wild four-game, first-round series with the Sudbury Wolves.

2011-12: Toffoli hit the 100-point mark for the second straight year and led the OHL in goals in his fourth season with the Ottawa 67's. Finishing two points behind Sudbury's Michael Sgarbossa for the OHL points lead, Toffoli scored 52 goals and had 48 assists in 65 games; finishing plus-31 with 22 penalty minutes. Ottawa was first in the East Division during the regular season and reached the playoff semifinals. Toffoli's 11 playoff goals were second only to Kitchener's Tobias Rieder (13) and he also had 7 assists in 18 playoff games; finishing minus-four with 21 penalty minutes. Three of his 11 playoff goals were scored on the Ottawa power play.

2012-13: Toffoli played a key role for the Kings in the Western Conference finals against Chicago and was the AHL's Rookie of the Year playing for Los Angeles affiliate Manchester. He made his NHL debut with the Kings on March 16th in a game against the Sharks and in 10 regular season games he scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was +3 with 2 penalty minutes. After not playing in the first four playoff games for the Kings, he skated in 12 playoff games and was +5 with 2 goals and 4 assists; averaging 10:46 minutes of ice time. Toffoli scored 28 goals with 23 assists in 58 AHL games and was +20 with 18 penalty minutes.

 

Talent Analysis

Toffoli has definite offensive skill and he has shown it does not just apply at the junior level. He was a near point per game player in the AHL his rookie season, and was even an impact player with the Los Angeles Kings during the 2013 postseason. While his skating is still a bit of a negative, Toffoli has shown he has the willingness, physicality, and skill to be a top-6 forward at the NHL.

 


 

Future

Toffoli announced himself to the NHL stage with a nice late season audition in the 2013 season. He showed he can score and provide skill while not being pushed around by NHL players. There is no reason to think that Toffoli will not live up to the hype of being a top-six forward with the Kings, maybe as early as the 2013-14 season.

 

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